Author: Empty Nester

  • Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

    Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

    The Husband and I went to the Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This holiday lights display is pretty secular, but it got me in the Christmas spirit nonetheless. The settings were beautiful and music was played throughout. Many of the displays were timed to the music.

  • Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake

    Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake

    This is a decadent chocolate cheesecake. Because of the amount of chocolate in it, it is more dense than a traditional cheesecake. It has a chocolate almond crust, a sour cream topping, and a chocolate drizzle on top.

  • Easy Rye Bread

    Easy Rye Bread

    Bread baking is so easy, especially with my ABM. So there’s no reason not to have some fresh rye bread every now and then. This is a basic, simple rye. It has great flavor. You can make it seeded or unseeded. I’ve included instructions for making it with a mixer in case you don’t have…

  • Green Bean Casserole

    Green Bean Casserole

    Green bean casserole is a holiday classic. While this is not my favorite way to fix green beans, it is a staple during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. It goes together in just a few minutes and holds well in the oven.

  • Lighter Corn Casserole

    Lighter Corn Casserole

    When I decided to cook a ham for Christmas, I knew I’d have to make some corn also. The family loves corn! I decided to make my “lighter” version of corn casserole. Most recipes for corn casserole call for a good amount of butter, but this is a version without butter.

  • Dill Rye Bread

    Dill Rye Bread

    The pickle brine might seem like a strange addition to this dill rye bread, but it gives it some additional flavor and is not overpowering at all. So don’t be afraid to try it!